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Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Peace.

The rumors circulated for several weeks. Will it happen? When will it happen?

The world waited on pins and needles as there were images of the pieces being put into place, and then it began – the invasion of Russia into Ukraine.

For this peaceable country, there was peace no longer.

People are fleeing. Some are huddled in subways, which have now become bomb shelters.

The images come of sons and daughters helping the elderly to safety. Parents with young children in tow and in their arms, some yet inside their mother’s womb.

I cannot understand the range of emotions these people must be experiencing – the horror, the fear, the anxiety and concern for their loved ones.

The questions which must be going through their minds – How will we ever resume life? How do we rebuild? Where do we go from here? What kind of life will my children have?

Questions without answers.

And so I pray …

Jesus, You are the Prince of Peace. Come, Lord Jesus, and bring peace to the Ukrainians. In the middle of the chaos, the conflict, and the unknown, fill their hearts and minds with Your peace. Remind the people that You are with them. Give them strength to endure. And may you, Jesus, the Prince of Peace, who has never vacated His throne, be merciful to Ukraine. Come, Prince of Peace. In Your Mighty Name I pray, Amen.

” … And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6b, NASB)


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Today I am joining … Five Minute Friday and Faith On Fire and Grace & Truth .